Overview

Office for Northeast Asia (ONEA) and Global Education and Training Institute (GETI)

 

The UNDRR Office for Northeast Asia & Global Education and Training Institute (UNDRR ONEA & GETI) was established in 2010 to develop a new cadre of professionals in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to build disaster resilient societies.

ONEA & GETI also hosts the Global Secretariat for the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)

UNDRR Office for Northeast Asia (ONEA) supports five countries: Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Mongolia and DPR Korea specifically to reduce disaster loss and risk and to ensure Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 implementation.

The Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) has a global mandate to provide capacity building support to mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into sustainable development; convene and support inter-city learning to strengthen resilience (Making Cities Resilient); and to provide capacity building and best practice sharing support to national training institutions working on resilience issues.

Quarterly updates on ONEA & GETI activities and impact are available in ONEA & GETI Newsletters.
 


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      Contact Us

      UNDRR ONEA & GETI
      4F G-Tower
      175 Art Center dae-ro, Yeonsu-gu
      22004 Incheon, Republic of Korea

      Phone: +82 32 458 6551/6570
      Fax: +82 32 458 6598/6599
      Email: undrr-incheon@un.org

      News

      Mr. Sanjaya Bhatia (left), Head of UNISDR ONEA-GETI, receives the signing certificate of Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan and Erdenet cities  from Mr. Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia, in the presence of Ms. Beate Trankmann, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia.
      Curbing deaths from disasters requires local authorities and other community partners to raise their capacity to manage risks and thereby ensure safe and sustainable development for their citizens. In Mongolia, the government has committed not only to national action but also to fostering cities’ capacity.
      Sustainable urbanization and disaster risk reduction go hand in hand, according to delegates preparing for the Habitat III summit
      Reducing the risks posed by natural and man-made hazards will be critical to keep cities around the globe on a sustainable development track, according to delegates preparing the way for the UN’s Habitat III conference on urbanization.
      Displaying the signed agreement between UNISDR, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and Incheon Metropolitan City are (from left to right) Sarah Wade-Apicella and Sanjaya Bhatia of UNISDR ONEA-GETI, UNISDR Director Kirsi Madi, Mayor Yoo Jeong-bok and Kim Dong-Bin, Director-General of Disaster & Safety Headquarters of Incheon Metropolitan City.
      The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has signed a five-year, US$10 million agreement with the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and Incheon Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea to support education and training for disaster risk reduction.
      Children and youth who met recently with UNISDR to discuss the Sendai Framework in Incheon, Republic of Korea
      The child-friendly version of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is to be translated into Korean following a meeting of children and youth supported by the city of Incheon with the participation of UNISDR.
      Mr Ahn Young-kyoo discusses Korean municipalities' commitment to the Resilient Cities Campaign (Photo: UNISDR)
      One hundred and fifty-six Korean municipalities have agreed to promote city-to-city learning to strengthen implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
      Trainee Bobby Robedeaux, of a fire fighting squad of the Pawnee, Ponca and Otoe tribes, traverses a burned out hillside, looking for hotspots, in Hailey, Idaho, in 2013. (Photo: USDA/Lance Cheung)
      This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction highlighted the power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge to protect people and communities, and the issue has been in the foreground at a conference of more than 3,000 officials and experts in fire risk management.
      Ms Sungjoo Kim, President of Korea Red Cross and Chairperson/Chief Visionary Officer of the Sungjoo Group, believes private sector has a key role to play in DRR. (Photo: UNISDR)
      Korea’s advance towards a national integrated public-safety communications network is being heralded as an example of how disaster risk reduction represents a major business opportunity.
      Cyclone Pam caused devastation across many of the 65 inhabited islands of Vanuatu and damaged many schools. (Photo: UNDP)
      Cyclone Pam’s devastation of Vanuatu provided a real-time example of the relevance of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk as it was adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Japan, almost six months ago.
      NADI, Fiji, 9 September 2015 – When floods closed Fiji’s main international airport for the only time in its history, economic shockwaves rippled through the tourism-dependent country.
      Downtown Jakarta is home to a significant part of Indonesia’s economic wealth. It is exposed to several hazards including floods exacerbated by poorly maintained urban canals. (Photo: UNISDR)
      Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency has told business leaders that the private sector is vital to efforts to reduce the country’s disaster risk.

      Training

      Developing Capacity for Sendai Framework Implementation:

       

      UNDRR ONEA-GETI supports effective and coherent Sendai Framework implementation among governments, city leaders, the private sector, universities, the science community, NGOs and other international organizations.

      Contact us to learn more about our on-demand customized courses: undrr-incheon@un.org

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      E-learning Course

       

      [UNDRR GETI, UNITAR & WHO] Resilience of Local Governments: A multi-sectoral approach to integrate public health and disaster risk management

      In line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, SDG 11.B and SDG 3.D, this e-Learning Course aims to contribute to strengthening the capacity of local government officials for risk reduction and resilience planning inclusive of health threats management.

      Visit here for more information and to take the course: 

      https://event.unitar.org/full-catalog/resilience-local-governments-multi-sectoral-approach-integrate-public-health-and-1

       

      [UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC, PAHO & WHO] Transitioning to complex risk management and resilient urban futures: harnessing south-south cooperation and learning from COVID-19

      This training serves as an introductory training for urban leaders, planners and practitioners, aiming to (1) Increase the understanding and capacities to manage complex and systematic disaster risks, enhance public health emergency response preparedness, and South-South cooperation, (2) Better prepare city stakeholders for transitioning to living with COVID-19 pandemic, fostering collective collaboration and better preparing cities for future crises - especially health emergencies and uncertainties, and (3) Facilitate city-to-city partnerships in South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) towards sustainable development.

      Visit OpenWHO for more information and to take the course: 

      https://openwho.org/courses/undrr-unossc-who-paho-2022-transitioning-to-complex-risk-management

       

       

       


       

      Making Cities Resilient

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      Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)

       

      Is your city resilient?

      Join other cities, local governments and partners taking steps on a pathway to resilience – making the city safer, preventing risks and promoting innovation and investments.  

      Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government and building partnerships. 

      Launched on 28 October 2020, MCR2030 aims to leverage knowledge and expertise of partners to support cities through a clear three-stage resilience roadmap, from enhancing knowledge on risk and resilience, putting in place disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies, and moving toward implementation and taking actions to strengthen resilience.

      Through delivering a clear roadmap to urban resilience and providing access to knowledge management and monitoring and reporting tools, MCR2030 will support cities on their journey to reduce risk and build resilience. MCR2030 aims to ensure cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, contributing directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11) and other global frameworks including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda.

      UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) is the global coordinator of MCR2030.

      Visit mcr2030.undrr.org for more information.

       

      Toolkits

      QRE
      Quick Risk Estimation (QRE)

      A tool to identifying and understanding current and future risks / stress / shocks and exposure threats to both human and physical assets.

      The Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) tool has been designed for the purposes of identifying and understanding current and future risks / stress / shocks and exposure threats to both human and physical assets. The QRE Tool is not a full scale risk assessment, rather a multi-stakeholder engagement process to establish a common understanding. Taking into account the actions or corrective measures already undertaken, the QRE will produce a dashboard-style risk assessment advising the risks and hazards to human and physical assets, impacts of identified main risks and associated perils on the specified location and/or particular asset.

      The QRE tool uses the hazards classification outlined by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The hazard indicators included in the QRE tool are aligned to the 10 Essentials for Making Cities Resilient Scorecard in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

      QRE is currently available in English, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai

      Click HERE to Download QRE

       

      Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities
      Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities

      A tool for disaster resilience planning

      United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction with the support of European Commission, IBM, AECOM and other partners and cities participating in the Making Cities Resilient Campaign have updated the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities.

      The Scorecard provides a set of assessments that allow local governments to assess their disaster resilience, structuring around UNDRR’s Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient. It also helps to monitor and review progress and challenges in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030 and supports the baseline analysis for preparation of the disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies.

      It offers the potential for scoring at two levels:

      • Level 1: Preliminary level, responding to key Sendai Framework targets and indicators, and with some critical sub-questions. This approach is suggested for use in a 1 to 2 day city multi-stakeholder workshop. In total there are 47 questions indicators, each with a 0 – 3 score;
      • Level 2: Detailed assessment. This approach is a multi-stakeholder exercise that may take 1 –4 months and can be a basis for a detailed city resilience action plan. The detailed assessment includes 117 indicator criteria, each with a score of 0 – 5.

      Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities is currently available in more than 15 languages

      Click HERE to Download Disaster Resilience Scorecard

       

      Public Health System Resilience Scorecard
      Public Health System Resilience Scorecard

      An Addendum to the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities

      "Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities: Public Health System Resilience - Addendum" aims to strengthen and integrate coverage of the many aspects of public health issues and consequences of disasters that are not adequately emphasized in the original Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities ("the Scorecard"). While the more obvious health factors such as hospital services capacities and structural and non-structural safety are covered in the Scorecard (under Essential 8), other disaster-related public health issues have not been well addressed. This Addendum, promulgated by UNDRR, with the support of World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, aims to remedy this. The Addendum should be used in conjunction with the UNDRR Scorecard, and WHO’s Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM) Framework.

      The Addendum is structured in sections around the same “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient” as the Scorecard. It inevitably overlaps with the coverage of hospitals and food distribution in Essential 8 and can be regarded as an amplification of these.

      • Integration of public health and governance (Essential 1);
      • Integration of public health and disaster scenarios (Essential 2);
      • Integration of public health and finances (Essential 3);
      • Integration of public health and land use/building codes (Essential 4);
      • Management of ecosystem services that affect public health (Essential 5);
      • Integration of public health and institutional capacity (Essential 6);
      • Integration of public health and societal capacity (Essential 7);
      • Integration of public health and infrastructure resilience (Essential 8);
      • Integration of public health and disaster response (Essential 9);
      • Integration of public health and recovery/building back better (Essential 10).

      In total, there are 23 questions/indicators, each with a score of 0-5, where 5 is best practice.

      Public Health System Resilience Scorecard is currently available in more than 12 languages.

      Click HERE to Download Public Health System Resilience Scorecard

      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletters

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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 36: Oct-Dec 2022
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      The last issue of 2022 highlights UNDRR ONEA & GETI contributions to strengthen school safety and education in Mongolia; focus on national capacity development in partnership with KOICA, Singapore and Madagascar; local capacity development in partnership with MCR2030 to Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and SAARC member countries; support for MCR2030 activities with Resilience Hubs and to build urban resilience with inclusion of persons with disability; and more.
       
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 35: Jul-Sep 2022
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      This issue highlights contribution of UNDRR ONEA & GETI to the first International Disaster Resilience Leaders Forum 2022; kick-off of first training on thematic labelled bond for local government; risk-informed governance; MCR2030 in Maldives and China; MCR2030 and ARISE partnership; focusing on third joint training with UNOSSC, WHO and PAHO; activities for Northeast Asia including media training with TCS and highlighting of Korean School Safety Programme and MCR2030 in APMCDRR and more.
       
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 34: Apr-Jun 2022
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      This issue highlights UNDRR ONEA & GETI activities in Q2, 2022 including: Introduction of Korean School Safety Programme in Mongolia; Capacity development in Cambodia to support localization of SDG and resilience; WCCD highlighting ISO 37123 - Indicators for Resilient Cities; UNDRR ONEA & GETI's activities at the GP2022; Roll-out of Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) effectiveness indicators and more.
       
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 33: Jan-Mar 2022
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI began capacity building journey for 2022 with Incheon city's Resilience Hub recognition; Training of mayors at the Asia-Pacific Mayors Academy; Singapore's DRR knowledge and experience shared to the Caribbean; MCR2030 Dashboard how-to guides; introduction of City Resilience Program to MCR2030 cities; Localizing SDGs in Thailand; Training of trainers for Philippines; and strengthening DRR for UN in Madagascar and more.
       

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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 32: Oct-Dec 2021
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI successfully closed 2021 with more than 4,700 persons reached through training. This issue highlights the UNDRR ONEA & GETI's activities in Q4 highlighting recognition of Incheon city as the first Resilience Hub in the Asia Pacific region. Q4 activities include continued commitments for Making Cities Resilient 2030; introduction and training for MCR2030 Dashboard; focus on  integrating DRR and climate change adaptation into UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks, global effort for local resilience; celebration of IDDRR 2021 and World Tsunami Awareness Day; 30th anniversary of UN-ROK and more.
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 31: Jul-Sep 2021
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      This issue highlights the UNDRR ONEA & GETI's activities in Q3 focusing on the beginning of the race for MCR2030 sign-up in Asia-Pacific region,  along with continued introduction of support provided by MCR2030 Core Partners. Establishing local resilience and emphasizing importance for school safety rolled out in the Republic of Korea, and capacity building activities took place to train experts for local resilience, UN country team in Egypt and ASEAN countries.
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 30: Apr-Jun 2021
       
      This issue highlights the UNDRR ONEA & GETI's activities in Q2 with introduction to green bonds for resilience financing. Global and regional MCR2030 roll-outs took places and webinar series with core partners kicked off. Joint collaboration with Incheon City, CCS, CDRI, SCP, ASEAN, UN DCO, SUNY Korea, UNPOG, UNOSSC, WHO and more contributed for capacity development in national and local levels covering variety of subjects including COVID-19, DRR technology, tools for local resilience, school safety and Sendai Framework Monitoring.  
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 29: Jan-Mar 2021
       
      This issue highlights the UNDRR ONEA & GETI's activities in Q1 as well as introduction of the new MCR2030 and its Online Dashboard. Training of trainers for UN staff was organized for risk-informed UNSDCF, Webinar series in partnership with WHO is held for safe hospitals, Climate financing for green cities, partnership with CCS in Korea for safe schools, and building resilience for Asian region including ASEAN countries.
       

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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 28: Oct-Dec 2020
       
      This issue highlights the activities in Q4 and celebrates achievements throughout 2020 including celebration of 10th year anniversary of ONEA & GETI and the launch of MCR2030. Online trainings for local resilience and support for the implementation of Sendai Framework was held to reach out for capacity development, targeted trainings were also held with regional partners. Training package orientations on integrating DRR and CCA in UN Cooperation Frameworks was held, and Korean cities and schools moved their steps forward for building resilience.
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 27: Jul-Sep 2020
       
      This issue highlights the activities in Q3 for continued effort for building resilience for local DRR planning and implementation, providing support for Sendai Monitoring in the Northeast Asia region, new tools and approaches for School safety in the Republic of Korea, focused training on exploring risk governance using frontier technology, training to raise awareness for local governments to be better respond and be prepared for future including Covid-19 and more.
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 26: Apr-Jun 2020
       
      This issue highlights the online activities held in Q2 of 2020 as the world faced Covid-19 situation. Through online webinars and trainings, UNDRR ONEA & GETI continued to pursue our mandate for capacity development in disaster risk reduction and building resilience for local government by introduction and training on the Public Health System Resilience Addendum of the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities; launching of Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic webinar series with WHO and partners; covering aspects related to technology for responding to Covid-19; and continued effort for strengthening school safety in the Republic of Korea
       

       
       
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      UNDRR ONEA & GETI Newsletter 25: Jan-Mar 2020
       
      This issue highlights the Incheon city becoming the first role model city in the Republic of Korea; meaningful outcomes for MCR2030; UN Country Team (UNCT) in Panama stepping forward on DRR; focus on urban resilience in India, China, Central America and the Carribean; Korean schools moving forward for nation-wide expansion of school safety training
       

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      유엔 재난위험경감사무국 동북아시아 사무소 및 국제교육훈련연수원 (UNDRR ONEA & GETI)
       

      유엔 재난위험경감사무국 동북아시아 사무소 및 국제교육훈련연수원(United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Office for Northeast Asia & Global Education and Training Institute, UNDRR ONEA & GETI)는 기후변화와 재난에 강한 사회로 거듭나는 것을 목표로, 전 세계를 대상으로 재난위험경감, 기후변화적응, 그리고 지속가능개발 분야의 방재 전문가단을 육성하기 위하여 2010년 설립되었습니다.

      UNDRR ONEA & GETI는 도시방재를 촉진시키기 위한 기후변화와 재난에 강한 도시 만들기 2030 (Making Cities Resilient, MCR2030)의 사무국으로써 글로벌 허브의 역할 또한 수행합니다. 

      UNDRR 동북아사무소 (Office for Northeast Asia, ONEA)는 재난 손실 및 위험을 줄이고 센다이 재난위험경감 강령 2015-2030의 이행을 보장하기 위해 대한민국, 중국, 일본, 몽골 및 조선 민주주의 인민 공화국 총 5 개 국가를 지원합니다.

      UNDRR 국제교육훈련연수원 (Global Education and Training Institute, GETI)2015-2030 센다이재해위험경감강령 실천 지원과 재난위험경감, 기후변화적응, 그리고 지속가능한 발전을 위한 방재 역량 개발을 제공하고; 도시 복원력 증진을 위한 도시간 학습을 진행 및 지원하고 (기후변화와 재난에 강한 도시 만들기); 복원력 문제를 다루는 국가 교육 기관의 역량 개발을 지원하는 등 다양한 교육 훈련 사업을 전세계적으로 수행합니다.